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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Thursday, April 12, 2018

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:15 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, April 12)

S. 140 (Sen. Flake): To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 140 made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 140 presented in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 140 with an amendment (SA 2227) made in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs the House message to accompany S. 140 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2229) made in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2227 (Sen. McConnell): To change the enactment date.
-- Amendment SA 2227 proposed by Senator McConnell.

S.Amdt. 2228 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 2228 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2227.

S.Amdt. 2229 (Sen. McConnell): To change the enactment date.
-- Amendment SA 2229 proposed by Senator McConnell.

S.Amdt. 2230 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 2230 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2229 (the instructions of the motion to refer).

S.Amdt. 2231 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 2231 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2230.


S.Res. 461 (Sen. Blunt): A resolution commending the University of Central Missouri Jennies for winning the national championship in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, April 12)

PN988: John W. Broomes, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 - 24. Record Vote Number: 72
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN989: Rebecca Grady Jennings, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 2. Record Vote Number: 73
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1395: Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 48. Record Vote Number: 69

PN1426: Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 45. Record Vote Number: 70
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 45. Record Vote Number: 71

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 5:54 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.